Protestants and Pictures: Religion, Visual Culture, and the Age of American Mass Production (Hardback)
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Protestants and Pictures: Religion, Visual Culture, and the Age of American Mass Production (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 19/08/1999
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In this book, David Morgan surveys the enormous visual culture that shaped American Protestantism in the late 19th and 20th centuries. His purpose is to explain the rise of these images, their appearance and subject matter, how they were understood by believers, the uses to which they were put, and what their relation was to technological innovations, commerce, and the cultural politics of Protestantism. His overarching argument is that the role of images in American Protestantism greatly expanded and developed during this period.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195130294
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 1137 g
Dimensions: 261 x 185 x 29 mm


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The scholarly significance and richness of Morgan's book are difficult to overstate. Thoroughly grounded in the secondary literature on nineteenth-century Protestantism, his book incorporates the insights of that work with his own prodigious research in order to produce a compelling new synthesis. * American Historical Review, June 2001 *
Morgan is adept at showing how the use of images corresponded to the various crosscurrents of religious life. * American Historical Review, June 2001 *
Morgan offers a well-researched and provocative exploration of the nineteenth-century roots of centemporary Prostestand engagement with the visual arts. * American Historical Review, June 2001 *
Good history either advances knowledge by exploiting new source material or advances interpretation through creative synthesis. Great history does both. Protestants and Pictures is great history. Readers of David Morgan's other work in American Protestant visual imagery will find in this text the culmination of a research trajectory that has revolutionized the way historians understand visual culture in the nineteenth-century United States. * Milton Gaither, Historian, Spring 2001 *

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